An event at Middlebury College in Vermont where Dr. Charles Murray gave a speech was disrupted by leftist protesters. The students felt compelled to disrupt Murray’s speech, rationalized the use of violence against ideas they did not agree with, and in an alternate paper claim to be “victims”.
President of Middlebury College:
Today our community begins the process of addressing the deep and troubling divisions that were on display last night. I am grateful to those who share this goal and have offered to help. We must find a path to establishing a climate of open discourse as a core Middlebury value, while also recognizing critical matters of race, inclusion, class, sexual and gender identity, and the other factors that too often divide us. That work will take time, and I will have more to say about that in the days ahead.
Video: Middlebury professor criticizes students in an interview with Tucker Carlson. The professor’s concepts – free speech, civil discussion, and modesty!
Bernie Sanders promotes a single-payer health plan.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Sunday that he would pay for his plan for a single-payer health-care system with a suite of new taxes, includ
ing a 2.2% “premium” applied to all income, a new payroll tax paid by employers, and a variety of tax increases on the wealthiest Americans. WSJ
Last year Vermont pulled the plug on its single-payer health plan as it would nearly double the size of the state’s budget in the first year.
For decades, liberal activists yearned for a European-style, single-payer health system that they argued would lead to more affordable, efficient, and comprehensive medical coverage for all citizens. When Vermont four years ago enacted a landmark bill to establish the nation’s first single-payer health care system, they saw their long-sought dream about to be fulfilled.
But reality hit last month. Governor Peter Shumlin released a financial report that showed the cost of the program would nearly double the size of the state’s budget in the first year alone and require large tax increases for residents and businesses. Shumlin, a Democrat and long-time single-payer advocate, said he would not seek funding for the law, effectively tabling the program called Green Mountain Care.
“In my judgment, now is not the time to ask our Legislature to take the step of passing a financing plan for Green Mountain Care,’’ Shumlin said. Boston Globe